Yale Picked 5th in Media Poll

Bulldogs Get 66 Points

PRINCETON, N.J. – No surprises today when the media made its predictions for the 2012 Ivy League football finish. Yale, a young and somewhat inexperienced team with a new head coach, was picked fifth with 66 points and no first-place votes.

 

Defending league champion Harvard holds the top spot in the latest poll with 112 points and 13 first-place votes. Penn and Cornell, each with a pair of top votes, follow the Crimson while Brown was slated fourth.

 

Dartmouth, Columbia and Princeton were listed after the Bulldogs, who open pre-season camp on the practice field Aug. 17 at 3 pm.

 

The eight head coaches of the Ivy schools took part in today's league media conference call, providing a brief outlook on the upcoming campaign and answering a few questions.

 

"We are very excited to get going and are happy with our progress to this point. Our goal with this young team is to get better every day," said Tony Reno, the Joel E. Smilow '54 Head Coach of Yale Football. "We are excited to see where this team goes."

 

Last year, the Elis went 5-5 overall and finished in a tie for second place.

 

 

2012 IVY LEAGUE FOOTBALL PRE-SEASON MEDIA POLL 

 

School (1st-place votes), Points

1. Harvard (13), 132        

2. Penn (2), 111

3. Cornell (2), 100 

4. Brown, 84

5. Yale, 66

6. Dartmouth, 52

7. Columbia,           36

8. Princeton,           31

 

filed by Steve Conn, Yale Sports Publicity Director

 

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